Free Texture Wednesday VIII

Hello, I am busy working on a colorful Spring Texture Pack, which is about to be released in a few days. At the moment I am using them on a variety of new pictures and I must say I am enjoying what beautiful effect they have...

Anyway, all that creatting and testing kept me from posting, so I thought I give away one freebie that will be available in the Build Your Own Texture Pack.
Please click on the picture to download the texture from Picasa!

Vintage Grunge
Aus Free textures

I used this texture on one of my forest fog pictures and it added to the already dense atmosphere:

As usual I also made a screen shot of the PS layers to show how I used the texture:

To get a rather strong texture effect I first used it in Multiply mode and then copied it and brightened up the whole picture using Soft Light at 30%. Because the Multiply layer made the tree trunks too dark I made a selection and added a layer mask at 50% to recover some light and detail on the trees.
By applying curves I enhanced the contrast and finished with levels trying to add some light to the yellow fog.

 Hope to see you back here in  a few days when I will be launching the new textures.


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